Kellie Harrington on medals podium at Astana 2016


Irish women’s boxing is facing into a key 2018 with two AIBA rankings tournaments on the horizon for the New Year.

The first of these will be the European Women’s Elite Championships in Poland in May.

The second – the big one – is the AIBA World Elite Women’s Championships in New Delhi in November.

The tournament, the 10th edition of the Championships, bridges a 12-year gap since Katie Taylor claimed Ireland’s first AIBA World Elite gold in New Delhi in 2006.

So far, Taylor and Kellie Harrington are the only Irish boxers to secure medals at this level.

New Delhi 2018 is not an Olympic qualifier, as the 2020 World Women’s Championships will be brought forward to October  2019 in Trabzon, Turkey ahead of the Tokyo Olympics which begins on July 24, 2020.

The European Schoolboy – and Schoolgirls – Championships will be hosted in May next year in Bulgaria.

Please see below attachment for 2018 international fixtures